Radio station WFDD receives Murrow Awards

This is a guest post from radio station 88.5 WFDD:

Radio station 88.5 WFDD has been honored with two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including “Overall Excellence” and “Newscast” categories.

The Radio Television Digital News Association awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news. The Murrow Awards are the embodiment of the values, principles, and standards set forth by Edward R. Murrow, a journalism pioneer who set the standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism.

This is the second consecutive year that WFDD has been recognized in the “Overall Excellence” category. WFDD News Director Emily McCord says the body of work included coverage of several breaking weather events, civic literacy programming in the run-up to the election, the listener-driven series Carolina Curious, and “Unsafe Haven” – a documentary that explores the housing issues the city of Greensboro faces after five refugee children were killed in an apartment fire.

“We know how important local journalism is to the overall health of a community. WFDD continues its commitment to bringing the news that we need and deserve here,” says McCord. “We are grateful for the honor and for the listeners without whom none of this would be possible.”

WFDD competes in a region that includes large market radio stations in North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, with winners being announced in June.